The 2016-2017 Chicago Student Science Fair Calendar for
Network Fair Coordinators
Committee Members
and Board of Directors Meetings

     The 2016-2017 calendar is subject to change at any time so please check back as necessary. 
    

A Calendar of events can be found here.

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September 2016
 
9/19/16 CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting at BP (30 S. Wacker Drive), 4:30-6:30 p.m.

ASAP Area science fair committee meetings (Please hold the first meeting before the end of September)


9/21/16 City Science Fair Council Fall Meeting (Operating Committee Chairpersons and Network Fair Chairpersons) - Museum of Science and Industry, E-Suite, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

9/26/16 City Science Fair Council Fall Meeting (Operating Committee Chairpersons and Network Fair Chairpersons) - Museum of Science and Industry, E-Suite, 4:00-6:30 p.m. (IF NEEDED)

October 2016


10/3/16 DUE DATE for the receipt of the Letter of Intent to Participate in the Science Fair.


This Date
DUE DATE for appropriate endorsement forms with supporting documents for projects conducted in a university, hospital or research facility under the supervision of a doctor, professor or scientist.  These documents MUST be submitted to the Scientific Review Committee member listed on the forms prior to the beginning of the project.


10/17/16 CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting, 5:00pm - 6:30pm at Motorola's downtown office (details TBA)


This Date
DUE DATE for the receipt of the Letter of Intent to Participate in the Science Fair.


10/31/16 DUE DATE for the Request for use of Firearms Endorsement to be received by the Safety Review Committee.  The request MUST be made on the appropropriate form along with ALL required documents attached.
   
November  2016
 
This Date
ENDORSEMENT REQUESTS DUE for informed consent certification, human, vertebrate, vertebrate tissue, microbiology, and DNA to be received by the appropriate Scientific Review committee member (see the request form for details)   NOTEEndorsement requests MUST be made PRIOR to experimentation in order to ensure the safety of the test subject(s) and/or the scientist.  The project plans are reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee and, if safe, the endorsement is granted and the experiment may be carried out.  Permission to carry out an experiment CANNOT be given to one that has already been completed.  NOTE: Endorsements and additional documentation for projects conducted at a university, hospital or research facility under the supervision of a doctor, professor or scientist must submitted to the Scientific Review Committee member listed on the forms  by this date.


11/12/16

QED Math Symposium registration forms (available here) are due. For more information see their flier here or contact Doug O'Roark


11/18/16
DUE DATE for MINI and MAXI RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR PRE-APPROVAL to Ms. Barbara Dubielak-Wood at the Office of Teaching and Learning - Science, Bridgeport Office,  GSR #39


11/17-      12/16/16 Suggested dates for local school science fairs


December 2016


12/3/16
(EST)
QED Math Symposium at Walter Payton High School from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  For more information contact Doug O'Roark.


12/5/16 CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting,  4:30pm at BP.


This date
IJAS COVER DESIGNS DUE.  Send to: IJAS Cover Design c/o CPS Student Science Fair, Inc., P.O. Box 803945,  Chicago, IL 60680-3945

January 2017
 
This Date
SYMPOSIUM and ESSAY PAPERS DUE -  4 paper copies of the complete paper, including the entry form, must be received by Jennifer Patush at Curie High School GSR #37.  In addition, Symposium and/or Essay Entry Forms, along with the Research Papers and all required documents must be sent as one PDF file via email to cpssciencefair@gmail.com  Attention – Jennifer Patush


1/11-
   2/03/17

Regional Science Fairs-See the Regional/Area web page for the complete schedule.


1/11/17 City Science Fair Operating Committee Chairpersons Meeting (Museum of Science and Industry - E-Suite  4:00-6:30 p.m.


1/28/17
Symposium and essay paper reading.  Contact Jennifer Patush

February  2017
 
This date
CITY FAIR PAPERWORK DUE.  Recap sheets, Official Entry Forms, Abstracts, Consent Forms, and Endorsements for the area science fair winners to be received by TBD


2/6/17 CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting, 4:30pm at IIT.


2/15/17 City Science Fair Operating Committee Chairpersons Meeting (Museum of Science and Industry E-suite) 4:00-6:30 p.m.

March  2017
 
3/6/17 CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting, place and time TBD.


3/8/17 City Science Fair Operating Committee Chairpersons Meeting (Museum of Science and Industry balcony Lab-1) 4:00-6:30 p.m.


TBD City Science Fair Operating Committee Chairpersons Meeting (location TBA) 4:00-6:30 p.m. (Snow date if 3/8 meeting is snowed out.)


3/14/17
7th & 8th grade exhibitors set up projects at the Museum of Science and Industry, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


3/15/17 HS exhibitors and symposium participants set up at the Museum of Science and Industry, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


3/16/17 Science Fair Symposium Presentations, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


3/17/17 City Science Fair Exhibit Judging 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
Opening Ceremony 11:00 a.m.
Judges Luncheon 11:30 a.m. (by invitation only)

Fair open to the public 1:00-3:15 p.m.


3/18/17 Judging for Special Awards & International Science and Engineering Fair
Sixth Grade Recognition Event (by invitation only)
Fair open to the public during regular museum hours


3/19/17 Awards Program 1:00-3:00 p.m. (by invitation only)
Fair open to the public 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon


This date CPSSSF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE.   All necessary documents to be mailed  to:  Jenny Sarna, Scholarship Chairperson, CPS Office of Teaching and Learning - Science, Bridgeport Office,  GSR #39
FAXED applications will not be accepted!


April  2017


4/19/17
Science Fair Scholarship Oral Interviews (by invitation only), Location TBA
 
May 2017
 
5/05-06/17

Illinois Junior Academy of Science Exposition (IJAS State Science Fair);   Northern Illinois Univesity in DeKalb
5/14-19/17 International Science and Engineering Fair (International Science Fair); Los Angeles, California


5/17/17

CPS Student Science Fair Inc. Board of Directors – Special Meeting, at Marcello's, 2:00-4:00 p.m. followed by Science Fair Scholarship Awards Reception (by invitation only),  4:30-6:30 p.m.


5/31/17 City Science Fair Council (Operating Chairpersons and Network Fair Chairpersons) Spring Meeting (Museum of Science and Industry E-suite) 4:00-6:30 p.m.

June 2017
 

6/19/17 CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting, 4:30 P.M. at IIT.

Last update 11/15/2016 by R. Coleman